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Friday Odds and Ends

-Company 3/Riot alum Shane Reed has joined the color department of The Mill L.A.

-Six months after being chosen by Dartmouth to revamp its website, Digital Pulp has debuted phase one. link

-God (or Congress, in this case) help the United States Postal Service. link

-Inspired by the filming of Lincoln in its hometown of Richmond, VA, the Martin Agency decided to shoot photos of the picture’s extras in their non-work clothes and put them on exhibit (example above, more after the jump).

-Speaking of art, Spike Jonze, Elijah Wood, Vinny Chase, Shepard Fairey and others are trying to help out Hurricane Sandy victims via a silent art auction called “Bring Back the Boardwalks.” link

-OgilvyOne chairman/CEO Brian Fetherstonhaugh talks managing your career trajectory. link

-Wired has promoted creative director Scott Dadich to editor-in-chief. Dadich replaces Chris Anderson, who left after 11 years at the helm to focus on manufacturing drones. link

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TED Partners with YouTube for ‘Ads Worth Spreading’ Cause

Remember that TED effort we covered in September called “Ads Worth Spreading,” in which the nonprofit organization issued an open challenge to the ad industry to reinvent what advertising can mean in the digital age? Well, now that we’ve explained it again, the TED team has sent us an update letting everyone know that’s it partnered with YouTube on the project

The bottom line is that TED curator Chris Anderson wants to see the same “level of passion” in the online ad submissions as “we do in our TEDTalks” events, according to his recent blog post. A panel of “experts” will choose the ten winners, whose entries will be shown at TED2011 as we’ve previously mentioned. In addition to the conference showing, TED has revealed the full rundown on what else the finalists receive (exposure on YouTube, for example) here along with which categories to choose from here. You have until Feb. 7, 2011 to submit. Bonne chance!

TED Issues Open Challenge: Create an Ad Worth Spreading

On its website, TED announced its “Ads Worth Spreading Challenge,” a contest that serves as an open invitation to the global advertising community to “reinvent, inspire and engage audiences with a new realization of what advertising can mean in the digital age.”

TED’s curator, Chris Anderson says in a statement,”We want to encourage development of ads with a difference, ads that engage our audience authentically, intelligently, delightfully. Ads that people will want to share because, like the rest of TED, they encapsulate ideas worth spreading.”

You may start submitting as we speak but your video campaigns must be submitted to the contest no later than January 10, 2011. A judging panel will select up to 10 winning video campaigns, which will premiere at TED2011, February 28-March 4, 2011, for the gathered audience of 1500 people, and will appear on for free for one week in March.

The videos must be anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes in length and must be promotional in nature like commercials, PSAs or self-promotion. Remember, this isn’t AFV. All entrants into the Ads Worth Spreading Challenge will be notified as to whether their video has been selected by Friday, February 25, 2011.

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